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Early College Academy

Early College Academy (ECA) is a unique partnership between Aims Community College and Weld County School District 6 which provides students the opportunity to earn an associate degree while in high school. The school itself is contained within a public high school setting and follows many of the normal operational expectations of any high school (attendance, parent/teacher conferences, school calendar).

Faculty at Early College Academy are made up of education professionals from both District 6 and Aims, and the school program is overseen collaboratively by a District 6 principal and an Aims High School Programs director. ECA educators teach in-person, five days a week, 55 minutes per class. Students are provided with professional tutors, seminar classes (structured study hall), and after-school programming to support student success.

Students also enjoy access to Aims facilities such as the Learning Commons, Kiefer Library, and Physical Education and Recreation Center (PERC).

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2023-2024 Open Enrollment Timeline

  • November 1 - December 15: Open Enrollment Application available
  • Applications after December 15, 2023 will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis
  • Early February: Acceptance Letters Mailed
  • March: Register for ECA Classes

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Part-Time Faculty

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Ezekiel Crago

Part-Time: Faculty, English and Humanities
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Amanda Dunn

Part-Time: Faculty, Psychology
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Charis Fleshner

Part-Time: Faculty, Art
Part-Time: Faculty, Women and Gender Studies
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Andrew Gallegos

Part-Time: Faculty, Economics
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Merritt Jones

Part-Time: Faculty, Music
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Andrew Moline

Part-Time: Faculty, Art
Part-Time: Faculty, English
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Mark Leach

Part-Time: Faculty, Health and Wellness
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Jami Ryba

Part-Time: Faculty, Sociology
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Megha Suswaram

Part-time: Faculty, Environmental Science
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Steven Wagley

Part-Time: Faculty, Speech
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Erik Warner

Part-Time: Faculty, Seminar 11/12


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Mary Billings

Professional Tutor, Writing and English
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Linda Perrich

Professional Tutor, Writing and English
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Thomas Miller

Professional Tutor, Writing and English
Headshot, Thomas Veldhuizen

Thomas Veldhuizen

Professional Tutor, Mathematics
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Carter Woodson

Professional Tutor, Mathematics